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Winning Universal Health Care Slogan/Logo

Posted Feb 17 2011 11:53pm
LORNA B. BALLESTEROS of Parañaque City is the winner of the Philippines Department of Health's (DOH) Universal Health Care Slogan and Logo Contest. She is a 61-year old retired human resources practitioner of a private company who now works as a volunteer Court mediator in Parañaque. She won Php 30,000.

“Like an umbrella, Universal Health Care or KALUSUGAN PANGKALAHATAN offers caring and complete protection, safety and coverage to all Filipinos. Stylized figures are rendered in the colors of the Philippine flag to denote all Filipinos,” Ballesteros explained her winning entry.

The DOH received a total of 221 logos and 213 slogans from 114 participants from January 12 – February 4. The age of the participants ranged from 15 to 80 years old coming from different parts of the country, including overseas Filipino workers currently based in Saudi Arabia. Here is the breakdown of participants: 57 from Metro Manila; 31 from Luzon; 6 from Visayas; 15 from Mindanao; 3 from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and 2 unknown or they put their email address only.
The shortlisting of finalists was made by a 7-member team of creative people from the Department of Health, PhilHealth and a private media production company. The finalists were then presented to the DOH Executive Committee, composed of the Secretary and his undersecretaries and assistant secretaries, who selected the grand winner.
The unveiling of the winning logo was held today (February 18) in Catarman, Northern Samar by Health Secretary Enrique T. Ona, DSWD Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Juliano-Soliman, DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro, DBM Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad, Northern Samar (1st District) Congressman Raul A. Daza and Northern Samar Governor Paul Daza.
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